Health, Human, and Public Service: Social and Behavioral Services Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers that prepare individuals for employment that relates to families and human needs.

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Sociology
  • Level 2:  Introduction to Psychology
  • Level 3:  Anatomy & Physiology and Human Development & Nutrition 
  • Level 3:  AP Psychology and/or African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

See Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit


AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Peering Counseling
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Interact

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Project Courage
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kressley
  • Westbrook Youth and Family Services
  • Middlesex Health Hospital
  • Westbrook Public Schools

Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Advanced Degrees:  Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers, Rehabilitation Counselors, Healthcare Social Workers, Clinical/Counseling/School Psychologists

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors Degrees:  Social and Community Service Managers; Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors; Child, Family, and School Social Workers;  Health Educators

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Community Health Workers, Personal Care Aides, Residential Advisors, Social and Human Service Assistants

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Human Services Specialists:  27 credits

Therapeutic Recreation:  30 credits

Gerontology:  28 credits

Human Services Management: 29 credits

Social Service Aide:  25 credits

Youth Worker:  33 credits

Disability Specialist:  30 credits

Drug and Alcohol Recovery:  30 credits

Deaf Studies: 30 credits

Mental Health:  29 credits

Social Work Transfer Ticket

Sociology Transfer Ticket

Psychology Transfer Ticket

Early Childhood Education

Human Services

Social Services

Disability Specialist

Interpreter Training

Therapeutic Recreation

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Counselor

Social Work



Psychological Sciences

American Sign Language

Cognitive Sciences

Human Development & Family Sciences

Human Services

Behavioral Neuroscience